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Growing up together, they shared everything. But now, Reid is ready to keep Riley for himself. Riley Morgan I'm in love with Reid Morgan–my roommate, my childhood best friend, my life. I've wasted years wishing he felt the same. I risk losing him if I reveal my true feelings. But I can’t stop my heart from loving him. After everything we’ve been through, don’t we deserve hap Growing up together, they shared everything. But now, Reid is ready to keep Riley for himself. Riley Morgan I'm in love with Reid Morgan–my roommate, my childhood best friend, my life. I've wasted years wishing he felt the same. I risk losing him if I reveal my true feelings. But I can’t stop my heart from loving him. After everything we’ve been through, don’t we deserve happiness together? Reid Morgan For six years, I’ve pined for a man that only sees me as his responsibility. After I was brutally attacked, Riley believes I’m too fragile to handle a romantic relationship. We share everything but our bodies. But that isn’t enough for me anymore. Could Riley ever see me as a boyfriend to love? Coming Together is the third book in the Hearts For Hire series. This demisexual gay escort romance features hurt/comfort, childhood friends to lovers, found family, mutual pining, first times, and a romantic getaway that leads to the happiest ever after.


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Growing up together, they shared everything. But now, Reid is ready to keep Riley for himself. Riley Morgan I'm in love with Reid Morgan–my roommate, my childhood best friend, my life. I've wasted years wishing he felt the same. I risk losing him if I reveal my true feelings. But I can’t stop my heart from loving him. After everything we’ve been through, don’t we deserve hap Growing up together, they shared everything. But now, Reid is ready to keep Riley for himself. Riley Morgan I'm in love with Reid Morgan–my roommate, my childhood best friend, my life. I've wasted years wishing he felt the same. I risk losing him if I reveal my true feelings. But I can’t stop my heart from loving him. After everything we’ve been through, don’t we deserve happiness together? Reid Morgan For six years, I’ve pined for a man that only sees me as his responsibility. After I was brutally attacked, Riley believes I’m too fragile to handle a romantic relationship. We share everything but our bodies. But that isn’t enough for me anymore. Could Riley ever see me as a boyfriend to love? Coming Together is the third book in the Hearts For Hire series. This demisexual gay escort romance features hurt/comfort, childhood friends to lovers, found family, mutual pining, first times, and a romantic getaway that leads to the happiest ever after.

30 review for Coming Together

  1. 4 out of 5

    Cindy

    Finally, the book I have been waiting for in this series, Riley and Reid. They grew up together in foster care like brothers but their attraction is anything but brotherly. Reid is the victim of several assaults and Riley tries to protect him but he is not always there. This book depicts Reid's struggle to work through the assaults and make Riley see he needs him as more than a brother. The supporting characters from the previous books are here also. I only wished for a little more heat as they Finally, the book I have been waiting for in this series, Riley and Reid. They grew up together in foster care like brothers but their attraction is anything but brotherly. Reid is the victim of several assaults and Riley tries to protect him but he is not always there. This book depicts Reid's struggle to work through the assaults and make Riley see he needs him as more than a brother. The supporting characters from the previous books are here also. I only wished for a little more heat as they tiptoed around the physical aspects for Reid's mental health but Riley was protective. These two were meant to be together. I received a copy of this book from Gay Romance Reviews and this is my honest opinion.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Pennymon

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ARC REVIEW⭐️⭐️⭐️ SPOILERS AHEAD 💚💚 “You’re my everything, Ry. But most importantly, you’re my home.” OMG. Riley and Reid are so incredibly precious. I have to admit I was a little worried they would be too dependent upon each other in the beginning; however it was really beautiful watching Reid and Riley both grow as individuals and together. Let me tell you there is nothing “brotherly” about these two 🔥🔥 “I’m just exploring. I have a lot to learn. Your body is like a map and I’m in geography ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ARC REVIEW⭐️⭐️⭐️ SPOILERS AHEAD 💚💚 “You’re my everything, Ry. But most importantly, you’re my home.” OMG. Riley and Reid are so incredibly precious. I have to admit I was a little worried they would be too dependent upon each other in the beginning; however it was really beautiful watching Reid and Riley both grow as individuals and together. Let me tell you there is nothing “brotherly” about these two 🔥🔥 “I’m just exploring. I have a lot to learn. Your body is like a map and I’m in geography class.” Please read the TWs prior to reading. If you haven’t done so, go grab your copies of the first two books in the Hearts for Hire series. I can’t wait to see what is in store for Hudson and Murphy in Curious Relations. 💚

  3. 4 out of 5

    Mary Ellen

    After all the anticipation in book 1&2, I was so excited to finally read Riley and Reid's story. It was everything I wanted and more. It was beautiful, heartbreaking, intense, swoonworthy and sweet. Even though Riley and Reid were Foster brothers at one point, it was clear from the start that their love was more than platonic. This story is clearly a childhood friends to lovers book. I loved the growth both of the these main  characters go through before finally getting together. (This book had a After all the anticipation in book 1&2, I was so excited to finally read Riley and Reid's story. It was everything I wanted and more. It was beautiful, heartbreaking, intense, swoonworthy and sweet. Even though Riley and Reid were Foster brothers at one point, it was clear from the start that their love was more than platonic. This story is clearly a childhood friends to lovers book. I loved the growth both of the these main  characters go through before finally getting together. (This book had a little more angst than the first two and definitely some heavier themes and lots of triggers, so make sure you read those TWs before jumping in!) I also really liked the demisexual rep and discovery in this story.... and of course I loved the side characters as well. I'm eager for Hudson's book already! If you haven't read the first two books I recommend reading them in order since there are lots of cameos and we originally meet Riley and Reid in book 1. It can read on its own but there are a few issues the characters see from the start that eventually get resolved in this book. Again I loved this book. 5 stars.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Green

    I dare readers to not fall in love with Riley and Reid. Their love story is beautiful, poignant, heartbreaking and everything I didn’t know that I didn’t know I needed. From the very first chapter Raquel Riley takes you on an emotional rollercoaster. Even knowing that there was going to be a satisfying resolution to all the heartache (shown in the TW at the beginning of the book) wasn’t enough to stop the tears. I cried for Riley, struggling to hide his love for Reid. I cried for Reid, dealing w I dare readers to not fall in love with Riley and Reid. Their love story is beautiful, poignant, heartbreaking and everything I didn’t know that I didn’t know I needed. From the very first chapter Raquel Riley takes you on an emotional rollercoaster. Even knowing that there was going to be a satisfying resolution to all the heartache (shown in the TW at the beginning of the book) wasn’t enough to stop the tears. I cried for Riley, struggling to hide his love for Reid. I cried for Reid, dealing with so much trauma that you aren’t sure how he’s still going. Riley and Reid have been together since they were first in foster care together when they were 14. Now 20, Reid still seeks the comfort Riley brings him and continues to sleep in the same bed as him, wanting Riley but thinking he’ll never have him while Riley lays next to him thinking the same thing. Their "will they or won't they" dance had me exiting the Kindle app a few times, just to take a breather from the emotional toll they were taking on my heart. Receiving an Advanced Copy of this book for review (and reading it in less than 12 hours) makes me feel lucky, in addition to being emotionally wrung out. While there is an HEA, please note that the TW at the beginning of the book is VERY valid and you shouldn’t read it if you are unable to read about trauma, physical and otherwise. However, if you’re able to handle reading this book, Raquel will not let you down. This is a truly beautiful love story that I am so happy to have read.Coming Together Raquel Riley

  5. 4 out of 5

    Nedra81

    The most anticipated story of the series thus far and did Raquel deliver an emotional rollercoaster! From childhood trauma to empowering journeys, the growth witnessed within these pages were beautifully powerful! And, those Alphaholes!! 🤬 “𝙉𝙤 𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙖𝙠𝙚 𝙢𝙚 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙮𝙤𝙪. 𝙒𝙚’𝙧𝙚 𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧.” Riley and Reid have such an intense connection, they were a team, a 𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘬 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯. They would have been lost without the other. 𝙍𝙚𝙞𝙙 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙜𝙡𝙪𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙝𝙚𝙡𝙙 𝙩𝙤𝙜𝙚𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙢𝙮 𝙗𝙧𝙤𝙠𝙚𝙣 𝙥𝙞𝙚𝙘𝙚𝙨 𝙖 The most anticipated story of the series thus far and did Raquel deliver an emotional rollercoaster! From childhood trauma to empowering journeys, the growth witnessed within these pages were beautifully powerful! And, those Alphaholes!! 🤬 “𝙉𝙤 𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙖𝙠𝙚 𝙢𝙚 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙮𝙤𝙪. 𝙒𝙚’𝙧𝙚 𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧.” Riley and Reid have such an intense connection, they were a team, a 𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘬 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯. They would have been lost without the other. 𝙍𝙚𝙞𝙙 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙜𝙡𝙪𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙝𝙚𝙡𝙙 𝙩𝙤𝙜𝙚𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙢𝙮 𝙗𝙧𝙤𝙠𝙚𝙣 𝙥𝙞𝙚𝙘𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙄 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙪𝙢𝙗𝙧𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙖 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙨𝙝𝙞𝙚𝙡𝙙𝙚𝙙 𝙝𝙞𝙢 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙝𝙞𝙩𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙢 𝙡𝙞𝙛𝙚 𝙧𝙖𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙙 𝙙𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝙪𝙥𝙤𝙣 𝙪𝙨. And they were a match made for the greater good of this world! Their protectiveness over the other was so sweet and not extreme, working perfectly for their lives. 𝙄𝙩 𝙡𝙚𝙛𝙩 𝙢𝙚 𝙛𝙚𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙚𝙢𝙥𝙤𝙬𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙙, 𝙠𝙣𝙤𝙬𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙄 𝙝𝙖𝙙 𝙘𝙖𝙪𝙨𝙚𝙙 𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣. In true Raquel fashion, she tortures her readers with anticipation. Though this story was about so much more, but let’s be honest, we’ve been patiently waiting for these two to finally seal the deal! The buildup was fierce, brutal, and filled with so much passionate desire I was egging them to hurry up by the time the actual scene came 🤣. But, it was explosive! 💥🤯 “𝕀’𝕞 𝕨𝕖𝕚𝕣𝕕𝕝𝕪 𝕥𝕦𝕣𝕟𝕖𝕕 𝕠𝕟 𝕓𝕪 𝕙𝕚𝕤 𝕨𝕒𝕣𝕕𝕣𝕠𝕓𝕖 𝕔𝕙𝕠𝕚𝕔𝕖, 𝕓𝕦𝕥 𝕟𝕠𝕥 𝕔𝕠𝕟𝕗𝕦𝕤𝕖𝕕. 𝕀 𝕜𝕟𝕠𝕨 𝕦𝕟𝕕𝕖𝕣𝕟𝕖𝕒𝕥𝕙 𝕥𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕨𝕚𝕘 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕡𝕣𝕖𝕥𝕥𝕪 𝕕𝕣𝕖𝕤𝕤 𝕝𝕚𝕖𝕤 𝕒 𝕕𝕚𝕣𝕥𝕪 𝕝𝕚𝕥𝕥𝕝𝕖 𝕝𝕖𝕡𝕣𝕖𝕔𝕙𝕒𝕦𝕟.” Oh how I cannot wait to read Murph and Hudson’s story!! Their constant bickering continues with this one, though not as much but just as intense! Their chemistry is bound to be a combustible explosion of frustration and power! And I’m here for it all!!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Angel

    Coming Together by Raquel Riley was well worth the wait. I've been eagerly waiting for Reid and Riley's story and now it's finally here! I was so interested in these two characters ever since I read Hopeless For You. I needed them to finally talk about their feelings for each other, and they finally did! I felt so bad for Reid, all of the trauma and abuse he went through. I also felt bad for Riley as well because he was always so hard on himself, if something happened to Reid he blamed himself. Coming Together by Raquel Riley was well worth the wait. I've been eagerly waiting for Reid and Riley's story and now it's finally here! I was so interested in these two characters ever since I read Hopeless For You. I needed them to finally talk about their feelings for each other, and they finally did! I felt so bad for Reid, all of the trauma and abuse he went through. I also felt bad for Riley as well because he was always so hard on himself, if something happened to Reid he blamed himself. He didn't want to acknowledge his feelings for his best friend cause he didn't want to ruin their friendship. I enjoyed how this story came together, certain parts I felt didn't necessarily need to be there, but overall the story was good. Raquel knows how to write characters you can't help but cheer for. Now I have to wait for Murphy's story... *I received an early copy of this book and this is my honest review.* I also want to add if you have trouble with sexual assault, rape and abuse being mentioned than proceed with caution while reading this.

  7. 5 out of 5

    C.B.

    Sometimes you gotta take that last step. Riley, is in love with his roommate, his best friend Reid. He feels if he reveals his feelings, he will lose the friendship forever. Reid, was attacked and believes Riley sees him as a vulnerable delicate man. Reid and Riley, had a history as foster brothers. Their relationship was bonded as children with shared experiences then through school, university and adulthood. The men didn't realize the full extent of their bonding and go through a growth period Sometimes you gotta take that last step. Riley, is in love with his roommate, his best friend Reid. He feels if he reveals his feelings, he will lose the friendship forever. Reid, was attacked and believes Riley sees him as a vulnerable delicate man. Reid and Riley, had a history as foster brothers. Their relationship was bonded as children with shared experiences then through school, university and adulthood. The men didn't realize the full extent of their bonding and go through a growth period that lays out who and what they are. The author handled their metamorphosis with absolute skill delicacy and heat! We go up and down the roller coaster of their emerging from the crysalis of their protective cocoon. There's a little fun, a bit of trauma and some adventure. Will they climb out of their minds and speak up? Will they ask for what they need? Excellent story. great characters and well paced. I really liked this story. Well done! I received an ARC and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Vols77

    Having read the first two books in this series, I was not sure I was fully prepared for this one, even though I was so ready for it. For me, it is unlike the first two in that this one is an intense and emotional love story of Reed and Riley. A story to two flawed men who have meet in foster care and have remained lifelong friends, with both wanting to be more than friends, but afraid to take that next step for fear of harming the friendship. Be prepared to feel and experience a range of emotion Having read the first two books in this series, I was not sure I was fully prepared for this one, even though I was so ready for it. For me, it is unlike the first two in that this one is an intense and emotional love story of Reed and Riley. A story to two flawed men who have meet in foster care and have remained lifelong friends, with both wanting to be more than friends, but afraid to take that next step for fear of harming the friendship. Be prepared to feel and experience a range of emotions as this one has many ups and downs (and for me some hard to read parts, Reed's story). However, I loved how the two were always there to support one another. A beautifully written love story that at the end of the day is about hope, trust, and love winning out and two men finding their "one", their HEA. Just one note, i do think that while you can read as standalone, reading the first two makes this book more powerful and enjoyable. I did receive an ARC and leave this honest review.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Tammy Jones

    This book was incredible! I've been looking forward to Riley and Reid's book for some time now and am so pleased with how it turned out. I will advise you to heed the trigger warnings because this book is quite intense at times. Reid was a character that I just wanted to wrap up in my arms and never let go of. He has had so much pain in his life yet he still puts on a smile and tries to be the best human possible. Riley has made it his life's purpose to protect Reid and give him the future he de This book was incredible! I've been looking forward to Riley and Reid's book for some time now and am so pleased with how it turned out. I will advise you to heed the trigger warnings because this book is quite intense at times. Reid was a character that I just wanted to wrap up in my arms and never let go of. He has had so much pain in his life yet he still puts on a smile and tries to be the best human possible. Riley has made it his life's purpose to protect Reid and give him the future he deserves but at the expense of keeping his affections platonic. Reid adores Riley and wishes for more than sweet cuddles and gentle forehead kisses. I loved the beauty of their adoration towards each other. This was a true love match that just needed to find its way to the surface.

  10. 4 out of 5

    K-Me

    This book was so emotional! There was angst as I felt so much for what Reid had to go through. It was a hopeful angst with a lot of hurt comfort from his best friend since forever Riley. Poor Reid loves Riley so much he does not believe that Riley could possibly love him romantically because he sees him as someone he needs to protect. Riley does want to protect Reid and he is a natural comforter when it comes to Reid because he is also so in love with his best friend. Watching them finally devel This book was so emotional! There was angst as I felt so much for what Reid had to go through. It was a hopeful angst with a lot of hurt comfort from his best friend since forever Riley. Poor Reid loves Riley so much he does not believe that Riley could possibly love him romantically because he sees him as someone he needs to protect. Riley does want to protect Reid and he is a natural comforter when it comes to Reid because he is also so in love with his best friend. Watching them finally develop into all they were meant to be, was not always easy but so heartwarming and I was an emotional wreck! I read an arc and these two best friends were absolutely endearing and I could feel how they were two halves of a whole! Loved seeing the other guys again too!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Janet Hunt

    Coming Together is the third book in the Hearts for Hire series. Coming Together was sooo freakin good!! I have been impatiently waiting for this book! We finally got Reid and Riley’s story along with some background. They are best friends that do everything together. They were raised in foster care living as brothers but secretly in love with each other. Riley has always been Reid’s protector. Reid just wants Riley to see him as a man and love interest. I loved it when they finally admitted the Coming Together is the third book in the Hearts for Hire series. Coming Together was sooo freakin good!! I have been impatiently waiting for this book! We finally got Reid and Riley’s story along with some background. They are best friends that do everything together. They were raised in foster care living as brothers but secretly in love with each other. Riley has always been Reid’s protector. Reid just wants Riley to see him as a man and love interest. I loved it when they finally admitted their feelings for each other, finally!!! Its seriously swoon worthy and sweet, sooo freakin good!! Overall, an excellent read that is well written with fantastic pacing. It hooked me and didn’t let go, very engaging! Highly recommend.

  12. 4 out of 5

    L H

    In so many ways Reid and Riley are already a couple. Except they are not. They were in foster care together and Riley has a long history of serving as Reid's protector. They are in a holding pattern of closeness that is in some ways the obstacle to them becoming to one another what each of them desires. In the previous books they always seemed like a couple but supposedly were not. But they could be. There are so many emotions binding them together that they cannot clear the way for the mutual l In so many ways Reid and Riley are already a couple. Except they are not. They were in foster care together and Riley has a long history of serving as Reid's protector. They are in a holding pattern of closeness that is in some ways the obstacle to them becoming to one another what each of them desires. In the previous books they always seemed like a couple but supposedly were not. But they could be. There are so many emotions binding them together that they cannot clear the way for the mutual love and attraction they feel for one another romantically. This story is more about them finally coming together in the way that they appear and becoming the couple it seems they have been all along. I received an ARC from GRR for an honest review.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Kaitlyn Johnstone

    Star Rating 4/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ POV Dual Cliffhanger No Spice Rating 3/5 🌶️🌶️🌶️ Genre/Tropes MM, friends-to-lovers, demi rep, ARC provided in exchange for an honest review Overall Opinion First of all, I want to thank the author for the trigger warning at the beginning! I went into this book not having read anything by this author before, and I was pleasantly surprised! This was overall a really good read! I loved witnessing first-hand the growth between the main characters, and seeing how Reid became so much st Star Rating 4/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ POV Dual Cliffhanger No Spice Rating 3/5 🌶️🌶️🌶️ Genre/Tropes MM, friends-to-lovers, demi rep, ARC provided in exchange for an honest review Overall Opinion First of all, I want to thank the author for the trigger warning at the beginning! I went into this book not having read anything by this author before, and I was pleasantly surprised! This was overall a really good read! I loved witnessing first-hand the growth between the main characters, and seeing how Reid became so much stronger through his ordeal. The depth the plot help was wonderful, and the HEA was so sweet!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Tosha

    That was gut wrenching and absolutely beautiful! I knew the moment I met Riley & Reid that I would love their story. No lie, I cried on multiple occasions. The author is not playing around in this one; it is a love story with a lot of hurt/comfort and co-dependency that kicks you in all your feels. I do recommend reading the triggers before you begin in order to prepare yourself but I think it is worth it. I loved being on this journey with them, it made their HEA that much sweeter. Also importa That was gut wrenching and absolutely beautiful! I knew the moment I met Riley & Reid that I would love their story. No lie, I cried on multiple occasions. The author is not playing around in this one; it is a love story with a lot of hurt/comfort and co-dependency that kicks you in all your feels. I do recommend reading the triggers before you begin in order to prepare yourself but I think it is worth it. I loved being on this journey with them, it made their HEA that much sweeter. Also important to mention that from book one I was completely done in by the found family aspect, I would say it’s my favourite part of this series. Each book that found family grows and just gets better!

  15. 5 out of 5

    CC

    So, the first book In this series was my first by this author. It definitely wasn’t my favorite book, I skipped the second book in this series I was super curious about Reid and Riley so of course I had to read this one and I was slightly disappointed. There was very little character growth for with one of them. There was also just something about this story that didn’t sit right with me. Not sure exactly what. Having said that I was happy to read the HEA these guys got and fully deserved. Havin So, the first book In this series was my first by this author. It definitely wasn’t my favorite book, I skipped the second book in this series I was super curious about Reid and Riley so of course I had to read this one and I was slightly disappointed. There was very little character growth for with one of them. There was also just something about this story that didn’t sit right with me. Not sure exactly what. Having said that I was happy to read the HEA these guys got and fully deserved. Having said that I am now super super curious about the next couple so I will probably read the next book out of curiosity.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Amy Dahmen

    I have been waiting forever for Riley and Reid and to hear their story. Now that we are finally there, they had a heartbreaking story. However, seeing them fall in love was wonderful. Your heart will break especially as you learn about Reid's past. You see just how true and wonderful of a friend and protector Riley has been all along. My one critique is just how slow burn this story really was. I do think they could have brought Ried and Riley together and strengthened their relationship sooner. I have been waiting forever for Riley and Reid and to hear their story. Now that we are finally there, they had a heartbreaking story. However, seeing them fall in love was wonderful. Your heart will break especially as you learn about Reid's past. You see just how true and wonderful of a friend and protector Riley has been all along. My one critique is just how slow burn this story really was. I do think they could have brought Ried and Riley together and strengthened their relationship sooner. Despite this I thought the story was very strong and showed Reid finding his strength and voice. This was an enjoyable story. I am most eager to see what comes next in this series. This book was certainly worth the wait and time to read.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Joanne Mccorkell

    Omg. I couldnt wait for this book Reid and Riley were always adorable, but I was hoping these two would couple up. I adored Reid despite everything he went through growing up, he had a sunny and kind personality most of the time. Only shutting down when he felt threatened, he seemed an easy target for the Alphaholes. Riley felt like Reid is the light of his life and he felt that making Reids future the way he wants it to be. He felt that without Reids support he would only be a dumb jock. This stor Omg. I couldnt wait for this book Reid and Riley were always adorable, but I was hoping these two would couple up. I adored Reid despite everything he went through growing up, he had a sunny and kind personality most of the time. Only shutting down when he felt threatened, he seemed an easy target for the Alphaholes. Riley felt like Reid is the light of his life and he felt that making Reids future the way he wants it to be. He felt that without Reids support he would only be a dumb jock. This story was so well handled, especially after Reids last day at the coffee shop.... the support from previous characters was amazing....

  18. 5 out of 5

    Ashley

    I was so eager for Riley and Reid after the other books and I thought they were ok but I expected a little more. Riley has always been Reid's protector and they have clearly been in love with each other forever and they share everything EXCEPT for how they feel about one another. I didn't understand Riley's insecurities in sharing his feelings with Reid because he did everything in his power not to hurt Reid but this hurt him more than anything. Catching up with the supporting characters was gre I was so eager for Riley and Reid after the other books and I thought they were ok but I expected a little more. Riley has always been Reid's protector and they have clearly been in love with each other forever and they share everything EXCEPT for how they feel about one another. I didn't understand Riley's insecurities in sharing his feelings with Reid because he did everything in his power not to hurt Reid but this hurt him more than anything. Catching up with the supporting characters was great and I love how supportive the group is. Overall a great addition to the series and I loved their HEA!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Nicole van Dongen

    I’m so happy we finally got to see Reid and Riley’s HEA!!! It was heartbreaking to finally hear about Reid’s childhood abuse. I was so happy to see his character growth with his therapy and self defense class! I also really liked his realization that he has the passion for social work. Riley is his normal caveman self, but that’s why we love him. I was pleasantly surprised he was so supportive of Reid growing on his own too. There is a lot of sap, and not nearly as much smexy time in this book, I’m so happy we finally got to see Reid and Riley’s HEA!!! It was heartbreaking to finally hear about Reid’s childhood abuse. I was so happy to see his character growth with his therapy and self defense class! I also really liked his realization that he has the passion for social work. Riley is his normal caveman self, but that’s why we love him. I was pleasantly surprised he was so supportive of Reid growing on his own too. There is a lot of sap, and not nearly as much smexy time in this book, but what was there is still hot! I’m very much looking forward to Hudson and Murphy’s story next!

  20. 4 out of 5

    patricia

    I have been waiting for this book since Riley and Reid were introduced to us in the first book, Lucky's book and I absolutely loved it. Riley and Reid met when they were 14 and ended up in the same foster care home and have been inseparable ever since. Some parts of the book were really hard to read and broke my heart, but I was looking forward to reading their HEA. I loved Riley and his protective personality and I loved Reid and how brave he ended up being. I can't wait for Hudson's and Murphy I have been waiting for this book since Riley and Reid were introduced to us in the first book, Lucky's book and I absolutely loved it. Riley and Reid met when they were 14 and ended up in the same foster care home and have been inseparable ever since. Some parts of the book were really hard to read and broke my heart, but I was looking forward to reading their HEA. I loved Riley and his protective personality and I loved Reid and how brave he ended up being. I can't wait for Hudson's and Murphy's story next.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Bkwrm24

    Reid and Riley ❤️🔥❤️ 4.5 Stars ⭐️ Finally!!! Best Friends to Lovers done so right! This was a really heartfelt story, lots of feeling, lots of super sexy and scorching exploration..wink wink 🔥 and lots of heart! Some parts were heartbreaking and heavy (See blurb warning) however through it all, the love and friendship were center stage leaving this story perfectly balanced with everything a heartwarming love story needs. I would highly recommend this read, imo it's the best book so far of this ser Reid and Riley ❤️🔥❤️ 4.5 Stars ⭐️ Finally!!! Best Friends to Lovers done so right! This was a really heartfelt story, lots of feeling, lots of super sexy and scorching exploration..wink wink 🔥 and lots of heart! Some parts were heartbreaking and heavy (See blurb warning) however through it all, the love and friendship were center stage leaving this story perfectly balanced with everything a heartwarming love story needs. I would highly recommend this read, imo it's the best book so far of this series. * I received an ARC from GRR, this is my open and honest review *

  22. 4 out of 5

    T Paul

    The two main characters, Reid and Riley, make this story great. Reid, his goodness and his love for Riley, Riley, his love for Reid and his desire to protect, these two are terrific. Their journey has so much sadness and heartache but their friendship/relationship supports them as do their friends. This is a very moving story that touches you emotionally. The HeA is long awaited and very welcomed. I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Liza

    This is my first book by this author, but I will definitely be going back and reading the first two books of the series. This one was simply beautiful and I read it in one sitting. First and foremost, the trigger and content warnings at the beginning are very important and should not be ignored. Reid and Riley travel a tough road together, but it is so important to see how they come out on the other side. I also love the demi rep and the conversation on page about feeling broken but the elation This is my first book by this author, but I will definitely be going back and reading the first two books of the series. This one was simply beautiful and I read it in one sitting. First and foremost, the trigger and content warnings at the beginning are very important and should not be ignored. Reid and Riley travel a tough road together, but it is so important to see how they come out on the other side. I also love the demi rep and the conversation on page about feeling broken but the elation you feel when you find that label that explains everything.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Maria771

    This is the story of Reid and Riley and it is also the 3rd book in the Hearts for Hire series. Please read the trigger warnings. I was so glad when I saw that they got their book, and personally this is my favorite. There is just something so special about them and they will be a part of me forever. It is an emotional roller-coaster and you will cry, tears of joy and anger and sadness. Definitely recommended. I received this book as an Arc and I am voluntarily reviewing it.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Valerie

    This is a slow-burn, yet a perfect example of how feelings deepen over time and how two men can't stop the inevitable. Reid and Riley have stuck together and built a friendship that has stood over time. Both men crave the other but guilt stops them both in their tracks. But watching them come to the realization and move to heal past hurts was a beautiful, yet at times, heart-wrenching journey, but their HEA is worth it. This is a slow-burn, yet a perfect example of how feelings deepen over time and how two men can't stop the inevitable. Reid and Riley have stuck together and built a friendship that has stood over time. Both men crave the other but guilt stops them both in their tracks. But watching them come to the realization and move to heal past hurts was a beautiful, yet at times, heart-wrenching journey, but their HEA is worth it.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Sargent

    all the feels This series is quickly becoming an addiction. While we are so excited to see what happens with Riley and Reid, there is a little more to this book. Reid’s past is not easy to get through. But at the same time he has the heart of gold and will do anything and everything to help others who may have the same experiences. This story was beautiful, make sure to have tissues on hand. Beautiful HEA.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Reed

    This story being a friends to lovers is on a level above. Being raised as they were they developed a strong relationship. As they grew older, their feelings changed. There is so much emotion in this story, it’s easy to feel it. I think this story stands out because it’s so believable.The story flow was very good and the characters are lovable. I like how the story ends so heartwarming. I cannot wait to read the next book in the series.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Ida Umphers

    These two are a perfect couple and they've each known how they felt since they were young. Unfortunately, they've spent all that time making assumptions about how the other feels. That hasn't stopped Riley from being the protective caretaker, but it has partly helped to ensureReid feels like a bit of a burden, not an equal in their relationship. Finally, however, they are honest with each other and both get the HEA they so deserve. This one has an amazing friendship and just the right mix of ang These two are a perfect couple and they've each known how they felt since they were young. Unfortunately, they've spent all that time making assumptions about how the other feels. That hasn't stopped Riley from being the protective caretaker, but it has partly helped to ensureReid feels like a bit of a burden, not an equal in their relationship. Finally, however, they are honest with each other and both get the HEA they so deserve. This one has an amazing friendship and just the right mix of angst and sweet.

  29. 4 out of 5

    RACHEL REED

    I was absolutely ecstatic for Riley and Reid's story, and this one did not disappoint in the least. Riley and Reid grew up as brothers in foster care, however the pull they feel towards eachother is definitely not brotherly by any means. I absolutely loved the chemistry between them. They fit so well together and I was rooting for them to come together from the very beginning. This was an adorable and cute read overall. I was definitely entertained I was absolutely ecstatic for Riley and Reid's story, and this one did not disappoint in the least. Riley and Reid grew up as brothers in foster care, however the pull they feel towards eachother is definitely not brotherly by any means. I absolutely loved the chemistry between them. They fit so well together and I was rooting for them to come together from the very beginning. This was an adorable and cute read overall. I was definitely entertained

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jamey A Davis

    Such a great book. Emotional and entertaining. This book will pull at your heart strings. Childhood best friends who have their lives together and are basically joined at the hip. The share everything including the same bed. Riley has protected and sheltered Reid at all costs. Reid has suffered many traumatic events of a sexual nature. They both have been in love with each other but neither will cross that line. Can the two overcome their issues and find happiness in each? Will they be able to c Such a great book. Emotional and entertaining. This book will pull at your heart strings. Childhood best friends who have their lives together and are basically joined at the hip. The share everything including the same bed. Riley has protected and sheltered Reid at all costs. Reid has suffered many traumatic events of a sexual nature. They both have been in love with each other but neither will cross that line. Can the two overcome their issues and find happiness in each? Will they be able to come together in love? I highly recommend.

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